Life of a Newsie

Riley Lawsin

Life of a Newsie

Hi i'm Jimmy and i'm here to tell you how its like to be a newsie. First of all not all newsies are boys i've seen a ton of girls that also sell the paper. For instants last week I saw a little girl no older than ten years old selling an old man a paper. She was giving him the guilt trip on why he couldn't a penny to buy her last paper. Then no more than two days ago I saw a girl chanting how the President was murdered and that she had only one more paper to sell and that it cost double the price. You should've seen the crowd around her after she said that. But not all newsies can get the best of it. Most of the newsies are either homeless trying to make a living or their family isn't the wealthiest in New York so they try to help their parents out by getting a little more cash. Like last week I saw a little boy trying to make a little more cash by ripping of the buyers by telling them he doesn't have change so can he just keep the change. He got away with it by pretending he was sick and weak. So as you can see there are a lot of newsies out there, because if it weren't for us newsies no news would get out into the public. Thank You and I'll see ya around town. By the way wanna buy my last paper???